PRESS ADVISORY: Faith Leaders Call for Diplomacy, Not War, With Iran
Christian leaders release unprecedented statement in response to the growing threat of war with Iran
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 9, national faith leaders will convene on Capitol Hill to speak out against a morally and religiously indefensible war with Iran. Amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran, speakers will call on all Christian leaders, theologians, clergy, and laypersons to choose peace over more war. The speakers will also call on legislators to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the president cannot take unauthorized unilateral military action in or against Iran.
Contact: Tim McHugh, Friends Committee on National Legislation, email@example.com; 202-903-2515
Read the full statement here.
Who: Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, CEO and co-founder of Skinner Leadership Institute
Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International
Carlos Malavé, Executive Director of Christian Churches Together
Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches
Diana Ohlbaum, Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy for Friends Committee on National Legislation
When: Tuesday, July 9, 10:00 AM Where: Front steps of the Methodist Building 100 Maryland Ave NE Washington, DC 20002
Media interested in attending should RSVP to Timothy McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.